|Greece, and especially Crete, have been tugging at me as spring turns to summer. On a whim, I decide at the last minute to join this tour, after verifying that it is possible to participate without actually kayaking at all. As a virtual non-swimmer, that prospect utterly terrifies me. But the trip itself takes me back to Crete, one of my favorite locations in Greece, and to a portion of the island that I've never visited: the southwestern coast. The "Inn to Inn" portion of the trip title sounds charming and soothing. Just what I need.
What Your Guide planned to do on this trip: Ride in the van through the Cretan countryside. Sit on the beach. Take photographs. Explore local archaeological sites. Get massaged. In the morning, orange juice in hand, from a picturesque balcony or pier, I would wave at the sea kayakers as they paddled out to sea. In the evening, cocktail in hand, I would wave at the sea kayakers as they returned. I would give them all a similarly warm send off and greeting for their hikes up and down the steep Cretan cliffs, though I thought I might give the all-downhill 11-mile Samaria Gorge hike a try.